Monday, September 29, 2014

Great Adventure Fright Fest, with family-friendly Thrills by Day and even more Fright by Night. Great fun for the whole family! #Travel



This past Saturday we were able to spend a spooky and sun day at Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. Six Flags Great Adventure is a place we had gone to a few times before and we love.

We got an early start to our day and thanks in part to little traffic on the Jersey turnpike we were at Great Adventure in about 40 minutes from Philadelphia, a quick trip!  
With fall being here you also get to partake in Fright Fest, Halloween was everywhere in the park if you didn’t notice that you are oblivious! The fountain was not pumping out water it was pumping out blood! Ok so it may not be real blood it’s was water dyed red to give it a chilling effect but our daughter totally loved it and we had to stop and look at it every time we walked past it. 

 Of course we had to check out the midway type games and fun they had. My daughter is a whiz at the grab machines, she just had to give them a shot. And yes, she was lucky enough to have won this adorable bear.



We were a little unsure how she’d react to Great Adventure, she’s timid when trying new things and scared of most rides but she totally jumped in feet first! She was dragging us from ride to ride and was willing to go on rides like Skull Mountain that I didn’t think she’d ever want to ride, she was a little scared at first but once she felt the wind in her hair she was happy.  
But we were truly blown away when she wanted to ride Houdini’s great escape, this is a type ride that I thought would be too much for her but she was really brave and absolutely loved that ride like no other ride she’s ever been on. The rest of the day and in the subsequent days since we visited she keeps talking about the ride was and how she can’t wait to ride it again.


We were able to enjoy the Safari experience, we so so many wonderful animals it was an amazing time. Just a tip, if you are planning to go to the Safari on your next trip to Great Adventure, make this your first stop, the lines can get very long. 


 There is a nice mix of rides in Great Adventure, you have your thrill rides for those of you with strong constitutions, you have a nice assortment of family rides and there is a nice section for kids. We wandered around the park for a solid six hours and had a blast. My daughter may have been a bit afraid of the festivities that happened after 6pm.  We were warned that the really scary stuff was for kids 12 and up and those who did not scare easily.

My daughter is 9 a little too young for the really gruesome stuff, but fear not, were there many great "fright fest" fun that she could partake in, sure there was. I loved that on each of the maps there was a detailed breakdown of what was scary and what was family friendly. We did just about every family friendly haunted activity there was to offer and there were plenty of non-scary activities including:

Trick-or-Treat Trail
Professors Slithers' Creepy Critters
Six Flags Spooktacular Street Party
The Spooky, Kooky Magic Show. 
And more! 
 
  But before we left we were able to do a little trick or treating and take our pictures with some characters. Porky, Sylvester, and Bugs Bunny were all decked out in their Halloween costumes so we stopped for candy and photos, who doesn't like candy?!

 
 
 


 Of course they had some themed treats, including peeps Halloween hot chocolate! And these amazing, "bloody" candy apples, they looked delicious!
We didn’t do any real scary things like we did in the past at Fright Fest because at that time we didn’t have a 9 year old with us! Even thought our Fright Fest didn’t have that many frightening moments in it we still had a great time at Great Adventure and we promised our daughter we will be taking her back next year. She’s already starting her countdown!



 Thrills By Day

• Six Flags Spooktacular Street Party - Street dance party featuring Halloween hits. You’re the star of the show!

• Paw & DisOrder - Animal antics ensue as we patrol the streets with our furry and feathery friends in search of the stolen pink diamond. Join the detective crew in this zany “who done it!”

• Sea Lion Scary Tales - Join our flippered friends for this Halloween-themed sea lion adventure.

• The Spooky Kooky Magic Show  - Magic show for kids of all ages!

• Doc Snooker’s Halloween Time Machine - Go back in time with hilarious Doc Snooker to reincarnate some of Halloween’s most notorious characters.

• You Otter Know - Get to know our adorable Asian small-clawed otters and meet sea lion pup Kona, just born this summer!

• Trick-or-Treat Trail—Kids can trick-or-treat and meet their favorite characters! 
Fright By Night

After 6 pm, the festival transitions to “fright by night” as nearly 200 zombies are released into the park. This fall, the debut of Crop Circles will terrorize guests with an alien scarecrow theme. Terror trail favorites like Total Darkness presented by 3 MUSKETEERS® Brand, a blackout maze, Voodoo Island, Asylum presented by Dunkin' Donuts®, Wasteland presented by MILKY WAY® Brand and The Manor presented by göt2b® will return to terrorize guests. In total, Six Flags will offer six haunted walk-throughs and four scare zones. 
Nighttime shows, known as “monstertainment,” will include the return of the iconic Dead Man’s Party presented by McDonald's®, Ghoulmaster’s Ghosts presented by TWIX® Brand, The Awakening, Circus of Thrills presented by DOVE® Chocolate and more.  Terror trails require an additional fee, while all scare zones and monstertainment are included with park admission.

Fright by Night is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily. 


Theme Park Hours:

Fright Fest begins Sept. 20 and runs weekends through November 2nd 2014.

Operating Dates and Hours

There are plenty of Thrills by Day events that are geared to families as well as thrills by night that are geared to teens and adults. Some Halloween activities have an added charge. Please check out Six Flags Great Adventure for more Fright Fest information. 


Pricing:
Online Price:                                   Varies - $20 to $5 Savings
General Admission:                          $66.99 +Tax
Junior Admission (under 54” tall)        $39.99 + Tax
Age 2 and under                              Free

Have you ever been to Great Adventure's "Fright Fest"? What would your family think of creepy place? 

 

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23 comments:

  1. We went to Fright Fest at Six Flags New England this past Saturday. SO. MUCH. FUN!!

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  2. There is a Six Flags near our house. I should take my son after seeing your post because I know that he would have an amazing time. Halloween is huge here in Texas and I bet that Six Flags over Texas goes all out too.

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  3. Awwww....Enjoyed the pics. Brings back so many terrific memories. We went to Fright Fest last year and it was so much fun. Definitely want to go again this year and make it a yearly tradition. Glad you had a great time!

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  4. We went to the Six Flags Fright Fest last year and it was a blast! I'm glad you had a good time too! Love the pics. Your daughter is a cutie and the blood fountain is ghoulishly gory.

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  5. Fright Fest sounds like a ton of fun! I love Six Flags, but I've never actually been there for Halloween. I'll have to get there this season!

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  6. I had a season pass every year growing up, we'd never miss a Fright Fest! I just love how they color their fountain for the holiday!

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  7. The zombie release would be freaky as heck but so much fun. I love all the decorations in the park!

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  8. That looks like so much fun! I love that they have everything spooked for Halloween.

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  9. I haven't been to FrightFest in years and years. I think we may need to go though. It looks like fun!

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  10. Your daughter has some serious skills! NOBODY ever wins ANYTHING in those grabby machines.

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  11. The safari experience looks so cool! My daughter would flip her lid if I took her to that.

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  12. My kids are all about the rides, but I'm more of an "on the ground" girl. I'd love to see the safari in person. That looks really cool.

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  13. Looks like you all had a great time. I love all the Halloween decorations.

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  14. This looks like so much. I need to check it out with the family.

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  15. we go every single year... ha! We get a sitter for the little ones and Hubby and I head out for a scary date night. So much fun.

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  16. Oh wow that is scary stuff, my kids would freak out if they saw this! The rides sound like a lot of fun!

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  17. I'm such a wimp! I don't really like the scary horror nights. That fountain red like that does look cool, though!

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  18. How fun! I love when parks get in the holiday spirit, I will have to look into this!

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  19. Looks like you had a lot of fun there!

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  20. Oy... It's been way too long since we've been to Six Flags!
    Halloween time is 1 of the best to go too.

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  21. How fun! I love that they even turned the fountain red. That's cute!

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  22. I have been to our local Fright Fest and it was awesome! In fact, I would love to go again!

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  23. Now this looks like a fun time. I am going to have to see what is going on at my Six Flags!

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